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MADRID : Spanish police seized a Venezuelan fishing boat in mid-Atlantic on Saturday and landed a haul of almost two tonnes of cocaine, authorities said.
Police boarded the boat some 900-km (550 miles) west of the Canary Islands and arrested its seven Venezuelan crew in the early hours, a Spanish government official said.
The seizure - Spain's largest so far this year - was the result of a yearlong police, customs and navy operation which involved the arrests of 12 Spaniards.
Interior Ministry official Gonzalo Robles, who heads Spain's anti-drug agency, told reporters that the ramshackle fishing vessel had been bound for the northern Spanish …